It’s the 1950s and the offices of the Lincolnshire Free Press are in Hall Place, Spalding with premises backing right through to the now demolished telephone exchange in Gore Lane.
While those of the Spalding Guardian in Station Street are closing. Hot metal production is on site and there is a separate commercial printing company managed by George Bland.
General manager is Walter Cook and the editor of the papers is CJ “Sid” Franks. Advertisement manager is Derek Abel, an outstanding local artist. The reporters’ room is led by the late Douglas Byrne.